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Pol Tyg Lek. 1994 Jan 24-31;49(4-5):104-7.

[Epileptic seizures and alcoholism].

[Article in Polish]

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  • 1Kliniki Neurologii PAM, Szczecinie.


A high incidence of epilepsy in chronic alcoholics and similar incidence of alcohol abuse in patients with epilepsy are a serious medico-social problems. A relation between seizures and alcohol abuse is discussed in this paper. Epilepsy is the commonest complication of an alcoholism. Pathogenesis of epileptic seizures is multiple and complex. Alcohol-dependent epilepsy is closely related to a problem of alcohol abuse in patients with epilepsy. A criteria of alcohol-dependent epilepsy diagnosis should be clearly defined as they play an important role in therapy selection.

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